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ASOC 2-7 - economic level-Political Colonialism o Political...

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ASOC 2/7/08 “Black Power: The Politics of Liberation” - Internal Colonialist approach - Racism occurs due to colonial relationship between whites and blacks - Racism: Predication or expression of decisions and policies on considerations of race for the purpose of subordinating a racial group and maintaining control over that group. - Both overt and covert takes two forms o Individual whites acting against individual blacks (Individual racism) o Acts by total white community against black community (Industrial racism) Institutional racism originates in the normal operation of society and so it is far less condemned. Institutional racism typifies society, referred to as colonial racism. It has been used to characterize the black-white relationship on a social, political, and
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Unformatted text preview: economic level. -Political Colonialism o Political decisions o Black leaders o Gerrymandering (i.e. collapsing voting districts to diffuse minority votes), which weaken voting power of black neighborhoods.-Economic Colonialism o Black communities become economically depressed o Raised unemployment rates o Goods are lesser quality however more expensive-Social colonialism: Blacks have been relegated to an inferior and subordinate position in society o When some people compare the black American to other immigrants, the overlook the fact that slavery was peculiar to the blacks. No other minority group in this country was ever treated as legal property. o Psychological effect on blacks o Adaptation to the white world is preferred to Black Nationalism. -...
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